Vintage Pink Bathroom Gets a Classic Makeover
Kowalske Kitchen & Bath served as the design-build remodeling company to update this Wauwatosa bathroom. The cape cod home is in the Lowell Damon Woods neighborhood near the Tosa Village.
Original 1920s Bathroom
Pink tile covered the walls and ceiling of this 1928 Wauwatosa bathroom. The homeowners found the space charming, but the bath was showing its age. The floor tile was starting to crack and break. This was their main family bathroom and it was not functioning well for a family of four. They needed two sinks, more storage, counter space and better lighting.
To make room for a double vanity, we stole space from a hallway linen closet and adjacent bedroom closet. For more storage, we added a recessed wall niche with wood shelves. The bulky radiator was removed and replaced with radiant in-floor heat. Overhead vanity lights and recessed cans brighten the space. We added two shower niches for storing bottles and soap.
The homeowners wanted to honor the historic nature of their Wauwatosa home. For a classic design, we used white subway tile on the walls and a vintage octagon and dot floor tile. Wood-look laminate counters complement the soft gray vanity and match the floating shelves. Champagne bronze finishes and moody blue walls (SW 7624) add drama to the space.
“We can’t say enough good things about Kowalske. We are so happy with the two outdated bathrooms they remodeled. We never could have imagined we’d be able to turn our spaces into such beautiful rooms. We are grateful everyday we use them! Our designer worked so hard to get us everything we wanted and more, and still stay within our budget. There was a lot of demo and plumbing that had to be redone and they were quick, efficient and respectful. Everyone that did the work was top-notch and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”
– Kristin, Google Review
Article by KBB Magazine
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Wauwatosa Remodeling Projects
Project Year: 2020
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Updates Included: Bathroom
Features: Kohler Bathtub & Fixtures, Delta Shower Fixtures, Subway Tile Walls, Porcelain Tile Floor, Laminate Counters, Double Vanity, Bronze Hardware, Niche Shelving, Lighting & Radiant In-Floor Heat
Estimated Cost: $40,000 – $50,000